Rabbi Myriam Klotz
Yoga Shalom is wonderful! It is a strong and unique contribution to this growing body of work.
A Spiritual and Physical Journey
Yoga Shalom is a charming book recently released by the URJ Press. Introduced as ‘a spiritual and physical journey, guided by a sequence of traditional Hebrew morning prayers’, it completely delivers on promise. Lisa Levine has produced a superb resource.
Getting the Spirit in Shape
Lisa Levine puts the om in shalom. The Olney cantor and yoga practitioner is the creator of Yoga Shalom, introducing a new way for Jews to pray using both body and soul.
Worship Service for Body and Soul
Yoga Shalom is a worship service for body and soul that combines the ancient practice of yoga with the ancient prayers of Judaism. In Yoga Shalom, traditional yoga poses are matched to the traditional Sabbath and morning blessings and incantations. The program, dubbed an embodiment of prayer, was developed several years ago by Lisa Levine, an American cantor, and debuted at the Crescentwood synagogue last winter.
Yoga Program Gives Spiritual Connection to Judaism
Yoga instructor and cantor Lisa Levine of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Maryland, led the group through Yoga Shalom, which she said is a "journey of healing and a journey of revival," and told them they will be "looking at prayer and worship a different way." They will unlock feelings, memories and emotions, she said. "We're going to feel the prayer inside."